Informal zone

Join in our coastal events or try these:


Try a Coastal Explorer - tracker pack!

For as little as £5.00, you can hire a Coastal Explorer packs - which is filled with equipment to help you discover our rich heritage stories and natural coastline.  You can learn essential explorer skills such as how to make a sundial and use a compass, or delve into the bag for the marine identification gear and become a real rocky shore researcher!  Everything you need is in the pack and contains enough resources for at least half a day of awesome adventure.

Coastal Explorers - Tracker packs (link)


Thanet Coast - Seashore Life

This series of information sheets that have been drawn up by Lester Hovenden (Coastal Warden) for interpretation at the Thanet Coast 'Seashore Safaris'

1 - Common Crabs (370KB, PDF)

2 - Inshore Fish  (369KB, PDF)

3 - Inshore fish rarities  (423KB, PDF)

4 - Jellyfish (905KB, PDF)

5 - Cuttlefish & Squid (417KB, PDF)

6 - Animals, not plants!  (801KB, PDF)

7 - Crab sexes (139KB, PDF - image only)


Fossils on the Thanet coast


Jellyfish - on the coast 


Be a Coastal Detective

Print off your own ‘palm-top’ computer for young detectives to investigate the coast during your visit. Print double sided and fold into four to hold in the palm of your hand.


Fortune Teller - Seashore Creatures Table Manners

To describe the eating habits of creatures found on the seashore.


Thanet Coast (NEKMPA)

c/o Thanet District Council,

PO Box 9, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1XZ
United Kingdom



Tony Child

Thanet Coast (NE Kent Marine Protected Area) Officer

Telephone: +44 (0) 1843 577672

(based in Manston Road Depot)